Eddie Dennis

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Eddie Dennis
Professional wrestling career
Billed height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)[1]
Billed weight230 lb (104 kg)[1]
Billed fromSwansea, Wales
Debut2008

Eddie Dennis is a Welsh professional wrestler, and former head teacher from Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. Originally a mathematics teacher, Dennis retired from teaching to wrestle full time, most notably for the NXT UK brand for the WWE and Progress Wrestling. Dennis is a three time heavyweight champion, winning the Attack! championship, the King of Chaos championship and is the current PROGRESS World Champion.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Dennis began his wrestling career in 2008, whilst working full time as a mathematics teacher in Cardiff, and later Berkshire.[2][3] In 2016, Dennis left his job as a head teacher to become a full-time wrestler.[4] Despite an unsuccessful first try-out with the WWE in 2017,[5] he later would wrestle on the first NXT UK show, in the Plymouth Pavilions.[6][7][8]

Dennis would debut for the WWE against Sid Scala.[9]

Dennis is known for having also worked at notable promotions in the UK, including Attack! Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Pride, Revolution Pro Wrestling, and PROGRESS Wrestling.[10][11] Dennis headlined PROGRESS Wrestling 76 against Mark Andrews in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match.[12][13]

Defend Indy Wrestling[edit]

Dennis is the co-founder of "Defend Indy Wrestling", a clothing brand for independent wrestling fans. Inspired by the "DEFEND Pop Punk" message propagated by American band Man Overboard, Dennis created the brand in 2011 with fellow British wrestlers Pete Dunne and Mark Andrews, producing t-shirts, hoodies and other accessories.[14][15][16]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eddie Dennis | Calling Spots". callingspots.com. Archived from the original on 2018-02-02. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ Hughes, Marcus (10 July 2017). "A headteacher is quitting his job to become a full-time wrestler". walesonline. Archived from the original on 2018-03-03. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ "GiveMeSport meets NXT UK's Eddie Dennis: it's never too late to chase your dream". GiveMeSport. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Eddie Dennis... the ex-school headteacher turned WWE superstar". The Sun. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Which top athletes attended WWE's U.K. tryouts?". WWE. Archived from the original on 2018-03-17. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  6. ^ "My odd job: I loved watching wrestling as a kid. Now I'm signed to WWE". Metro. Archived from the original on 2018-09-11. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Eddie Dennis: "If The United Kingdom Championship Tournament Hadn't Happened, I Would Probably Have Retired By Now" | Fightful Wrestling". fightful.com. Archived from the original on 2018-10-14. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Full List Of Superstars WWE Has Signed For Their NXT UK Brand". sportskeeda.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Eddie Dennis to debut against Sid Scala". WWE. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  10. ^ "PROGRESS wrestler Eddie Dennis reveals how he quit job as HEADTEACHER to grapple full-time". Dailystar.co.uk. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  11. ^ Felstead, Scott (11 October 2018). "Meet WWE's Brit Pack: Isla Dawn, Eddie Dennis and Jinny on NXT UK". mirror. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Eddie Dennis Goes From Headteacher To Wembley In 15 Months". sportbible.com. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  13. ^ "British company Progress set for huge Wembley Arena show". Sky Sports. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  14. ^ "10 Questions With … 'Dynamite' Pete Dunne". Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  15. ^ "Eddie Dennis Interview". The Indy Corner. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Hello Wembley Predictions: Eddie Dennis vs Mark Andrews". FightBoothPW. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  17. ^ a b c d e f Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Titles « Eddie Dennis « Wrestlers Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch.net. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  18. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "PROGRESS Tag Team Title Tournament " Tournaments Database " CAGEMATCH – The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch.net. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  19. ^ Kreikenbohm, Philip. "One To Watch Trophy Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". cagematch.net. Retrieved 23 October 2018.

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